Een oud keizerrijk

Documentary about the town of Amerongen.

‘Amerongen: a previously unknown Dutch village, but since 1919 ... a famous royal resort’. With this text, filmmaker Willy Mullens begins this short promotional film, which was made for the municipality of Amerongen. The film begins like a typical ‘city film’, including the panoramic opening shot of Amerongen and its surroundings, but half-way through begin to focus on Amerongen’s most famous resident: Wilhelm II, the former Emperor of Germany.

Negende katholiekendag te Nijmegen 23 september 1917

Reportage about the ninth ‘Catholic Day’ in Nijmegen.

This reportage opens with urban images of Nijmegen, including shots of the park Het Valkhof, the St. Stevens Church, and the Waag. These images are followed by the celebration of the ninth ‘Catholic Day’ on September 23, 1917, with shots of people departing from the Roman Catholic church, the procession of various associations to the Monseigneur Hamer monument, and the speech given by Mr. N.H.M. Franken to a large crowd. Wreaths and flowers are placed by the monument. A number of Catholic dignitaries then leave by car or coach.